Friday, June 13, 2008

Rum and Coca Cola

One of my favorite drinks when I'm in the mood for drinks. But this song is about prostitutes...

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tea Tales 1: Mugicha

I've been thinking I wanted to do a series of post related to different types of tea because I love trying new kinds and can frequently be found drinking it. For my first post on this topic, I wanted to tell those who may not know already about mugicha.

Mugicha (roasted barley tea) is a Japanese summer favorite. As soon as the weather heats up, you can find boxes and bag of mugicha tea bags on display at the ends of grocery aisle. I'm drinking it now!

Mugicha is very easy to make, you simply put the tea sack in a pitcher of water and leave it in the fridge for a few hours and it makes itself. Since the barley doesn't get bitter like regular tea leaves you can leave the tea bag in the pitcher for as long as the drink is in there, which isn't very long because people guzzle this stuff like water. Mugicha is usually served unsweetened and it is caffeine free!

From Wikipedia:

According to Japanese food conglomerate Kagome, a recent study stated that drinking mugicha increased blood fluidity. This action is caused by an alkylpyrazine, which is a primary flavor in the drink. Japanese consider it to cleanse the blood of impurities. Mugicha also has been linked with reduced stress during a study by the Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Products in China.

Hey, that's good news!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Neo Blythe "Milky Way Sugar"

Neo Blythe "Milky Way Sugar"
Originally uploaded by MissBlythe

This doll is going to be gorgeous. Look at that blush!

WoW I'm dorky

I started playing the trial World of Warcraft out of boredom and found myself really addicted to it. I don't want to spend too much time leveling up this character but on the other hand, I really want to spend all my time leveling up my character.

I think being online and being part of a game world is going to become increasing important to people. Call me a pessimist but part of me believes by the time I'm an old lady, travel the way it is done now will be impossible. There will be such strict regulations on the use of fuel that only those with extremely important business and/or tons of cash will be able to fly all over the world. People will visit each other's houses in the virtual world and give gifts and socialize that way.

Or I could be completely wrong.

It's still awesome

This guy is a master of patience.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Chicks love Watership Down

When I first read Watership Down it was the longest book I had ever tried to read. I think I was nine. I felt afterwards that everything is significant, and even a rabbit is not someone that should be taken lightly.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Playing Dolls

Friday night was so much fun because it was the first time my daughter and I played dolls together. Mei has a Licca-chan doll, which is a like a Barbie for Japanese girls. Not that Japan doesn't have Barbie dolls, they have two versions but that's another story.

Anyway, I played one of my Blythes and she played Licca and we dressed them and did their hair then they found a baby puppy crying and took him to find his parents. Then they had a dance party and ate strawberries and went to bed. It's so interesting to see what kind of story a two-year-old will make up.

The funniest part was when she made Licca-chan start crying because her head was too small. Ridiculous!